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good morning, america. breaking overnight, emergency landing. a flight from hawaii sets down on a remote island in the middle of the pacific ocean. teified passengers hear alarms going off on board. the power goes out. the radar goes down and the plane makes a sharp drop. >> i looked at my wife and i said i love you and i kissed her and we told each other good-bye because we thought we were going to die. >> wtaused this scare in the air? struck by lightning. this guy was hit while standing in his own garage. two boys also struck inside their homes. almost a dozen hit in just days. we'll tell you what you need to know to protect yourself. caught on camera. a violent gang dressed as ninjas tying up and robbing wealthy
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homeowners. new this morning how they used the internet to pick their targets. revealed in jailhouse interviews. >> and hot in cleveland. cavs fans in a frenzy as the greatest basketball player on the planet, lebron james says he's ready to come home. >> what's behind the king's move back to the city where he once broke millions of hearts. and who else will be cashing in as all appears to be forgiven. hey, good morning. we'll talk about the sudden turnaround, the emotional turnaround in cleveland where they're all of a sudden very forgiving. >> they're very excited. we'll start with a traveler's nightmare. flying over water in one of the remote spots on earth when the smoke starts to fill the cabin, the pilot comes over the
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speakers to say the radar is down and need to make an emergency landing. >> travelers' nightmare. that's what happened to the passengers on boa united flight 7 from hawaii to guam and landed on midway island sheltering inside an old gym. we begin our coverage this morning with abc's david kerley in our washington bureau. >> reporter: bianna, the passengers just a bit ago finally made it to guam but at the last report the 777 was still on the ground at midway forced to make a landing this after something went very wrong with the aircraft. this is the 777 jetliner crippled on the ground on midway island after a frightening turnaround over the pacific ocean. it was five hours into the flight when passengers started worrying about a strange smell in the cabin. >> that plane went -- like that and it just failed. i don't know how far. >> reporter: and then the surprising announcement from the captain. >> and he said -- then they said
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we'll have to divert to midway. >> reporter: the 777 was flying from hawaii to guam thursday but then the smell and the captain's announcement which according to some say the radar was malfunctioning and the smell was turning into smoke. >> i looked at my wife and said i love you and kissed her and we told each other good-bye because we thought we were going to die. >> reporter: so the aircraft which passed the island of midway a former navy base turned away from guam and made that unplanned landing. passengers got off the crippled plane and carts were used to move them to a gymnasium where they holded up for six hours while a replacement was flown out. for these travelers it was back to high eye and this morning another flight, this time finally making it to guam after crisscrossing the pacific ocean and some scary moments. united is not providing details on what happened to the wide-bodied airliner describing it as mechanical. a grueling couple of days now
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over in guam in for those passengers. >> i believe with all my heart we landed on angel's wings. >> reporter: from flight tracking programs it appears the pilot was going to try to make it back to into high before he changed his mind and decided to put it down in midway with that mechanical issue as they describe it. dan and bianna. >> what a hore rowing story, david, thank you. let's bring in colonel steve ganyard in washington. you've flown in this part of the world before. how dire is it when you smell smoke in the cockpit and you're way out in the middle of nowhere. >> good morning, dan. it's daschle's get your attention as a pilot very quickly. it's hard to describe sometimes for people who haven't flown in this part of the pacific how far it is between bases or landing fields you could put a jet down if you have a problem. remember this was also at night so things are always a little harder at night. visual cues are not there so i'm sure this got the crew's
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attention very quickly when they smelled smoke way out in the middle of the pacific ocean. >> tell us about midway where they landed. >> midway is an interesting place. between guam and honolulu as you head to the west, there are really only two remote island tolls and they're just sea mounts and the runways on them are nice long runways but take up almost the whole atoll. you can through for hours and see this little speck, looks like an aircraft carrier and that's your landing field. that's where they had to go. remember back in 1942 this was the scene of the united states victory over japan at the battle of midway. >> historic island for sure and now in yet another way. there have been timese were talking earlier about smoke in the cockpit. there have been times where smoke in the cockpit has turned deadly. can you tell us about that. >> you bet. so five is the worst thing that can happen on an airplane. you can have an engine where you need to shut an engine down and
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fly for five hours on one engine. it's not a problem but don't want to fight a fire on a cockpit and if you're flying over the u.s. you have time to put it down underneath you but out in the pacific. very few places to go and had a couple of serious tragedy, swissair flight that crashed in canada and u.p.s. out flight that crashed in dubai because the crew did not get the jet on the ground as soon as possible so this crew is obviously thinking we need to get this jet down. we think we have it under control but they took no chances and did the right thing. >> all right. colonel steve ganyard as i said, a harrowing story. we appreciate your input this morning. thanks to you. bianna. >> we'll turn now to the king, lebron james, that is, returning to the throne he left in cleveland four years ago for south beach. all seems to be forgiven if not completely forgotten. the city is going crazy in anticipation and abc's linzie
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janis is there. good morning. >> good morning, i suspect a lot of people are waking up this morning with headacs. they were partying into the wee hours, so many of them touched by that very heartfelt letter written by lebron james announcing his intentions to come home to the state where he grew up and where he started his incredible career 11 years ago. >> reporter: cleveland fans rejoice. as the city's prodigal son announces his return. in a letter entitled "i'm coming home" on "sports illustrated."com, lebron james catching so many off guard. 2.5 million reacting to the stunning news on twitter within just two hours. >> i feel he static. the king is coming home. >> it's a great day. >> reporter: the two-time nba champ saying he now realizes his relationship with northeast ohio is bigger than basketball. and he wishes he'd handled his
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move to the miami heat differently. the decision infamously delivered on live tv. >> i'm going to take my time to join them. >> reporter: leaving fans here feeling bitter and betrayed. >> reporter: cavs owner daniel gilbert calling james a coward and some fans even setting fire to their jerseys. but in a symbolic gesture those very same fans raising king james' jersey from a pile of ashes. >> welcome home, welcome home. >> reporter: gilbert tweeting about his son's reaction. daddy, does this mean i can finally wear my lebron jersey again? yes, it does, son, yes, it does. the cavs new head coach too. >> excite many. exhilaration. and now i'm coaching the best player in the world. >> reporter: everyone, it seems iseady to forgive but most of all to win. >> going to win us a championship and that's all that matters. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: james admitting a championship won't be easy but
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in northwest ohio, he says, nothing is given, everything is earned. >> he's coming back to cleveland. that was the best part of it. >> reporter: here it is that very quote from lebron james on the cover of "the plain dealer in cleeft" in northeast ohio, nothing is given, everything is earned. lebron james is serious about winning here. he said there would be no press conference and no matter but, dan, i can tell you where he is in this weekend, in brazil watching the world cup. >> he may be doing partying there. cleveland has been on a huge roll. just this week they landed the 2016 republican national convention and lebron james is now transforming the city once called the mistake by the lake into the epicenter of the basketball universe and that means big bucks for both the team and the city. and espn's darren rovell is here with that part of the story. >> the dream becoming the reality. lebron james coming home and clevelander couldn't wait to say, just take my money.
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>> he's back! >> reporter: landing the best player in the league immediately jump-starting cleveland's economy. of course, or should we say lebronomy. so many fans calling the cavaliers ticket line that the team had to reroute other lines to devote to selling tickets and at around 8:30 p.m. last night, some eight hours after james announced eldon back, the cavaliers confirmed they had sold out of season tickets. last year, roughly 20% of the cavs' tickets went unsold. >> we go from selling something that's unsellable to i can't get my hands on enough tickets. >> reporter: cleveland ticket broker mark clang finding it hard to fathom how much one man has changed what he sellsovernight. >> without lebron james, a $40 ticket for the home opener versus with lebron james going to sell for $500 to $600. >> reporter: cleveland t-shirt
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maker fresh brewed tees had trouble keeping up for the demand for the forgiven shirts which cubty statutes the got g" for 6. >> we've sold thousands and the excitement is insane. >> reporter: the prospect of business picking up matching the days when james last played in cleveland had folks at the winky lizard tavern excited? great year for cleveland and downtown especially. >> sounds like a fun place, the winking lizard. they said he's injegging money into the economy and say that's a bit overstated many, many say they're shifting money from, hey, you're at a bar in the suburbs and bar at the arena. >> lebron won't make it into economic textbook. >> dan gilbert is making a lot of money, the owner of the kavsz. >> and his son is very happy he can wear his jersey. the other pressing question, will he keep 23 or is he going to keep 6? >> wh the heat he was 6 and,
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of course, with the cavs he was 23. the nba says the contract has to be signed and submitted to the league. we think that's going to happen today. they're preselling the jerseys right now with 00 but they say if you buy it now it'll come with the number that he eventually chooses. >> references contracts, what did you say $85 million. >> if it's a four-year deal it would be $85 million. >> our regards to the winking lizard. >> yes. all right, we turn overseas. israel's prime minister saying air strikes would continue on the gaza strip despite the mounding death toll. be benjamin netanyahu warning a ground war could be next. alex marquardt has the latest. >> reporter: the death toll has climbed past 120. most of them according to the united nations are civilians. israel says it will not bow to international pressure to stop
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its operations as long as rockets are being fired into israel. overnight, deafening explosions as israeli missiles land in gaza. more than 1100 israeli strikes so far. we race with an ambulance crew to the site of one of those hits. >> this crowd pulling out what is a wounded man out of a mosque that was struck just moments ago. [ sirens ] [ speaking a foreign language ] chaos in the plans as we sped to the hospital. in the friend a man cradle's the man's head. as the casualties rise so does the anger and support for hamas to keep firing rockets at israel. >> the normal people is attacked by israel. we are thanks hamas and we put our hands over hamas hands, they're supporting the people here in gaza. >> reporter: but israel says hamas is using sites like that mosque to hide rockets, almost 700 fired into israel so far
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sending israelis running in terror into bomb shelters and interceptor rockets into the sky. no israelis have been killed. but the prime minister said friday that the operation would continue until quiet returns. that operation could soon include a ground invasion with more than 30,000 reserve troops now called up as fors mass along the border with gaza. the head of israel's military says he's just waiting for the order to send ground troops into gaza which could cause the death toll to sky rocket. he accuses hamas of using civilians as hostages. dan, bianna. >> the situation continues to escalate. so many innocent people in the way. alex, thank you. a lot of other news and for that over to abc's ryan smith in for ron claiborne. welcome and good morning. >> thanks so much. good morning. dan, bianna. we begin with tracy morgan taking on retail giant walmart filing a lawsuit following the deadly highway accident that left him seriously injured. lawsuit claims walmart should have known the driver was awake for more than 24 hours and his
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700-mile commute from his home in georgia to work in delaware was unreasonable. kevin roper allegedly fell asleep at the wheel when his rig slammed into morgan's limo killing his longtime friend james mcnair and morgan is currently undergoing rehabilitation for his injuries. frightening seen at a popular water park in michigan. 27 hospitalized as a chlorine leak at michigan's adventuradve. now, some people had to be hosed down by hazmat teams on the scene. and sad news from the world of music. tommy ramone, the last surviving member of the ramones loss his battle with cancer much he helped catapult them into underground punk movement of the '70s like "i want to be sedated" were inducted into the rock 'n' ro rock and roll hall of fame in 2002. he was 62. take a look at this. a small plane makes a crash
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landing right in the backyard of a home i greenwood, indiana right near a swimming pool. one witness says the plane kriped a nearby house before crashing and catching fire. the pilot on board was killed. two others were injured. the crash is being investigated. and the forme florida police captain charged fatally a man inside a movie theater is out of jail. curtis reeves was released on $150,000 bail on friday and reeves has been ordered to stay home and surrender his firearms. he's accused of shooting 43-year-old chad olsen after he apparently refused to stop texting during the previews. reeves claims he fired in self-defense. the texas man charged with capital murder in the killing of four children and their parents collapse in front of a judge. ronald haas was standing before a judge during arraignment when he fell to his knees. he was apparently looking for his ex-wife wednesday when he allegedly shot six members of her family execution style.
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the defense says they will focus on haskell's mental health. haskell is being held without bail. in a rare public appearance fidel castro recented vladimir putin. putin was in cuba to promote russian trade with the communist nation that remains cut off from the u.s. because of washington's 52-year-old economic embargo and putin will also visit argentina and brazil for bilateral talks. finally, 30-year-old kayla riley says heir 4-year-old son eli saved her life when she was having a diabetic seizure in her indiana home and was unresponsive. listen to this. the pregnant mother of three said when he couldn't find the phone to call 911, he goes to his ipad to facetime his grandparents in florida. >> press the green facetime button and you press this button and -- >> who does it call? >> mema and papa.
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>> grandpa joe hernandez a retired firefighter called 911 from florida and managed to get the help his daughter needed and said his grandson acted like a veteran spiers responder. how about that. >> all this talk about limiting screen time for kids. this is a piece of contrary -- >> by the way, his birthday is coming up. he wants an iphone. in i'm sure apple is sending him one. >> he should get several. now to problems connected to the big hidden cash giveaway taking america by storm. police now confronted with sa afetynd security concerns here. plus, a big reveal by the millionaire about the next cash stash. abc's brandi hitt has the latest from los angeles. brandi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the hidden cash craze continues with yet another drop and after a rowdy situation earlier the man behind the money told me, safety is his first concern. >> aagh! i found one. yay.
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>> reporter: the mad dash started as an exciting scavenger hunt with the best of intentions more than a thousand kicked up the sand in hunting done beach looking for pez dispensers with $50 hidde inside. >> hey. >> reporter: and they also scoured this los angeles park. >> i found it between some rocks. >> but just 24 hours earlier it was a much different scene. armed with flashlights and out-of-control crowds stopped traffic. >> oh, oh, getting out of the car. >> and even overtook this reporter on ktla. forcing extra officers to be called in. >> always nice to have free money but at the same time resources are being used and drained to keep people under control. >> reporter: do you bear responsibility. i>>n some way i do. we tried to instill this very positive kind of pay it forward message. you know, you're always going to have some bad apples. >> reporter: the millionaire behind it tells abc news despite in rowdy crowd he'll still make
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cash drops in the evenings but using more open venues. >> did you expect it to get this big? definitely not. >> i opened a twitter account just to follow him. >> reporter: from coast to coast they've been trying to find it since may and for the most part each event has been family friendly. >> ah, this is pretty neat. i'll take the cash. >> thank you, jason. i'll pay it forward. >> reporter: he says as long as these crowds remain positive, the happy hunting will continue. >> i don't think it's about the money. i think people want to connect just have fun and pay it forward. >> reporter: now, i couldn't let jason buzi go without trying to squeeze out hidden cash clues. he said this morning's drop would be in the inland empire. here's a "good morning america" exclusive. he told me it will happen in riverside this morning. a little bit more of a narrow search and dan and bianna says he'll be heading to new york very soon, as well so you can get in on the action.
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>> both coasts will get some free money. thanks for the breaking news. >> every time we go looking bianna boxes me out? my money. he can pay it forward. i'll take the money. terrific. meantime, let's check the weather and welcome back meteorologist bill kelly from our abc station in wsyx in columbus, ohio. has he been to columbus? >> i'm going to look. i have it on good authority ron claiborne hid stuff around the studio. >> not the kind of stuff that you want to find. >> yeah, not the stuff you're looking for. it's been a very active week this week. good morning, everyone. in terms of severe weather, and we are expecting more today. 1400 reports just this week alone. today from eastern nebraska all the way over through parts of iowa. as far north as northern indiana looking at strong winds, large hail, brief tornado possible but this is out ahead of a very strong cold front. wait till you see the numbers. fall-like chill, duluth, 77 today. you've at 59 by the time we hit monday. these are late september numbers. marquette, 56 by monday so
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probably not a great day to go out on lake superior on monday at least wear your light jacket if you're doing that the opposite is happening in the pacific northwest. seattle into the 90s. portland, 100 degrees by the time you get to tuesday. been a few years since >> good morning, washington. it's been rm and muggy all week a will continue that way throh the weekend but not as many showewers and thunderstorm a little bit hazy t there. in facfoacross therea. less than half a mile over there. and a few clouds out there this morning but mostly look for such today. 89 yesterday we should do abouo the same today a stray sto tomorrow a greater likelihood of storms. yeah, and the winter the polar vortex, we talked not well k. this nice cooldown, i think everyone will like. >> we'll take it. >> i'm kind of picturing ron hiding things around the studio.
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>> let's not go there. >> these are not things you would want to find. coming up, extraordinary pictures. ninja robbers pulling home invasions. the high-tech way they found big homes. plus, lightning striking people inside their homes. how it happened and how you can make sure you're safe during a bad storm. spilling the details on the "breaking bad" spin-off, what you need to know about the long awaited better call saul all ahead on "pop news.." >> i'm excited about this. i love saul.
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it has been a storm week here in the nation's capitol. lots of heat d humidity.. we're going to keep the heat and humidity this weekend but the possibility of srms is reduced. you can see e some haze in n thr and fog light winds out ofof th southeast. the is f fog aoss ch of the area. and visibility iss compromised n the eastern shore well less tha
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a mile. reagan national not too bad. that will clclear up. here you can s see on our satellite map some clouds over thshen doea. sunshine will minate. 89 yesterday. that's the seanal norm. today temperatures in the upper 80s. it will be humid today. that stays with us tomorrow. warmer tomorrow. low 90s. some severe storms possible early in the week but toward the end of the week a great cooldown. only
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♪ ♪ ♪ that is chris howlett enjoying summer wake surfing while playing a great rendition of "wipeout." talk about multitasking. >> that's impressing. >> i keep waiting for the drums to kick in. they need another dude on the surfboard. >> let's up the level of difficulty. >> you can try it, dan. add that to the long list of things that your weekend co-anchor cannot do. also coming up this half hour, hit by lightning inside their own home. we're talking to survivors. look at this. how can this happen? you get hit up side your own home. what you need to know to protect
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yourself. a busy half hour and that's one thing coming up. first the so-called ninja robbers accused in a terrifying home invasion and it was all caught on camera. leading their tied up victims through the home as you can see right here, even putting a pillowcase over one of their heads. >> now through jailhouse interviews we're learning more about how they chose which hopes to target and it's information any robber can find out about your own house. abc's mara schiavocampo is here with more. mara. >> reporter: good morning. we're learning more about these home invasions from one of the men allegedly involved. he says a key part of picking which home to rob was based on which homes were easiest to break into and that they simply used google earth to figure that out. one of the alleged florida ninja robbers is speaking out in a newly released interview with police. >> he'll go enter through an open door or he'll wait for the people to come out. >> reporter: in the video one suspt frank bower arrested on may 12th tells investigators how he and his alleged accomplices
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planned and executed a string of robberies in florida and texas. >> so the home invasions, it was just all about the home up vegass. >> jewelry and cash. >> what do they look for when picking a house to rob. >> easy entry. >> reporter: he says to find it the team of alleged crooks put a new spin o an old ago tick, casing the homes online. >> on that google earth and he can look at the houses and the way they go in and out and he made all that decision. >> reporter: they pick out a residence and pull it up on google hurt which can give you a picture of maybe the front door. you can look at the entrances, exits, how you're going to get into the house. >> reporter: watch as these armed men dressed as jinks hold brian and camilla hostage in their central home in florida after laying in wait for the pair to come home. >> it was horrible. i mean i've never had a gun pointed at me. >> reporter: investigators say the trio snuck the garage, ambushing the pair when they got home, tied them up and put pillowcases over their
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heads. >> throughout the entire event, we were quite alarmed. i remember trying to keep my mind focused on a positive outcome, just so that the fear didn't overcome me. >> reporter: thevictims let go only after handing over expensive jewelry and other valuables. >> they made off with several nice watches and the thing that i probably valued the most, a gold coin that i wore around my neck which was a treasure coin and i really miss that. i wish i could get that back. that was in my opinion the price for my life. >> reporter:now, bauer claims he was not the ringleader of the group. that one of the other men was. bower pleaded not guilty and his lawyer tells us he has not entered into any plea agreement. they waited so long for the homeowner to come back they got tired and left and wanted people to come home so they could lead them around the house. >> earlier we were talking about how technology can save lives and now we see people turning to
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technology like google maps. >> and anyone can look at your home and see where the doors or windows are and figure out a plan. >> thanks, guys. now let's get an update of the morning's other top stories. for that ryan smith in for ron. hey, ryan. >> good morning, guys. let's begin with the scare over the air in one of the most remote spots on earth. united boeing 77 taking off from honolulu headed to guam when smoke filled the cabin. the pilot landed the plane on the barely inhabited midway island in the pacific oh and a replacement aircraft eventually brought everyone back on board and going back to honolulu. now, united says it was just a mechanical issue. the homecoming that's got everyone talking, lebron james is leaving south beach and taking his talents back to cleveland to play for the cavaliers. the two-time nba champ says he now realizes his relationship with northeast ohio is, quote, bigger than basketball. and mandatory evacuations are under way in california as a fire is raging in shasta county. the bully fire has now exploded
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scorching 2500 acres near ohio. -- and right now the fire officials say the blaze is just 10% contained. finally, take a look at this. talk about fancy footwork. those feet, that's a 10-year-old. jorge rivera has the soccer moves. he got his first soccer ball when he was 1 years old. he has been practicing ever since. look at that. even sara can't do that. incredible. >> i can totally do that. >> i'm slighter older. >> there you go. hey, look, maybe three world cups from now you -- maybe two world cups you'll see him representing the united states in the world cup. talk about fancy footwork. >> got some moves. >> i'm sure his teammates don't mind when his cameras are out there only shooting him. program reminder, the word cup final, tomorrow, germany head-to-head versus argentina coverage begins at 1:00 right here on abc. who are you guys pulling for. >> argentina. >> you know something about
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this. >> argentina. >> i follow argentina. >> the brazilians are not going to react well. >> have you heard of messi is? >> coming up now -- >> not a huge sports fan. i'm a huge fan of the weather. back to meteorologist bill kelly. save me, please. >> all right, you guys. good morning. yeah, i know. good morning to you. good morning, everyone. let me start you out in atlanta where it is a steamy morning out there. our live shot from our affiliate, wsb and i wanted to let you know if you are going on out this morning, get out and enjoy because it is going to be a hot day today and storms are possib. we're talking about 90 in atlanta, it's going to feel much warmer than that. widespread mid-90s, storms possible. especially down in florida as well. but as we look here to the midwest, it's been a rainy start already. flood warnings have already been issued. severe weather is going to be possible. if not likely in this part of the good morning, washington. it is going to be a hot and
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humid weekend. temperatures in the up every 80s. a greater likelihood of storms tomorrow in the low . this weather repo has been brought to you by mazda three. >> the final of the word cup is tomorrow and the star player of argentina is messi. i've heard. >> yes. >> bianna's feeding you your lines right now. >> i won't embarrass you anymore. >> i'll answer all your questions on twitter. the extraordinary moment when a man is struck by lightning inside his own garage. what he's saying about his brush with death and this question, are you safe in your own home? we're celebrating nashville etch a sketch day. a lot more than just child's play up ahead in "pop news."
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that's a horrifying moment caught on camera. it's rare enough to be hit by lightning. >> whoa. >> but this guy was hit inside his own garage. it's been a bizarre week of lightning strikes. one killed. about a dozen other injured. >> you may think you're reasonably safe in your own house during a storm but this morning we're learning that's not always the case.
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so how can you protect yourself? abc's bazi kanani has more. >> here comes the hail, i think. >> reporter: watch what comes next while videotaping a violent thunderstorm from the shelter of his garage. chad greenly is outside denver, colorado and suffered a concussion, the latest victim of a lightning strike in a place most people think they're safe. their homes. >> before i could turn and step away, bam. >> reporter: another close call this week for a 7-year-old and his mom near atlanta, georgia. standing by a large window when lightning struck. >> all i could see was my son on the ground and his foot was smoking. >> reporter: and yet again, an emergency call in dayton, ohio. >> it zapd him and he's got marks all over his chest. >> reporter: a frightened mom on the line with 911 after a powerful volt of electricity shot straight into the house injuring 9-year-old hunter. >> just lit up the house and then all of a sudden you hear
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this big kaboom. >> reporter: lightning strikes hundreds and kills an average of 53 people in the u.s. each year, most lightning victims are outdoors at the time. indoors is safer. but clearly not beyond reach. >> lightning is the most unpredictable force of nature. we know how hot the lightning is when it strikes. hotter than the surface of the sun. it just where it's going to strike, it doesn't always strike the tallest objects. it's random. >> repintrepid storm chaser doug knows where safe is inside a building. avoid electronic cords and avoid disks and showers and because a current can travel in a pipe and stay clear of windows and doors. lessons learned the hard way about the seriousness of those magnificent summer storms. for "good morning america," bazi kanani, abc news, washington. >> important life-saving tips there, bazi, our thanks to you. coming up on "good morning
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♪ dan, you've been away for two weeks. i know you missed us. >> weekend mornings, where is my "pop news." >>and off my verbal baton. >> time for "pop news." here's haines haines. breaking news about the "breaking bad" spin-off which is easily one of the most anticipated new tv shows. its writers are revealing they've set "better call saul" six years before he meets walter white. they jump around in time and anything is possible and "breaking bad" in "better call saul" and walter white will only
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show up if it makes sense. look for the show early next year. i'm hoping for a walter appearance. >> that sounds like a tease. >> i think jesse will be on there. i just -- walter white would be a surprise. >> he may show up. >> for fans. folks in ohio are jumping to are a different reason. folks in missouri are jumping out of bed the news they're about to get an official state exercise. the jumping jack. if you're not familiar with the exercise, ryan has kindly agreed to give us a demonstration. >> got you. >> oh, my rheumatism. >> okay. >> you're showing your age. show us what a jumping jack looks like. >> he's channeling his inner p.e. class. >> this is great. >> how long do i do it? >> you keep going until i say stop. >> okay. >> apparently -- >> keep the jacket buttoned. >> i've got information about this jack. you do your thing. be a model. >> you realize you're on live television, though. >> the exercise was invented by a missouri born general who led
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u.s. forces in world war one so they're serious part as part of a training drill for cadets and news readers and turns out it's not the only state with the official exercise. >> now you are a doing river dance. this is not -- . >> maryland, their official exercise is walking, ryan if you'd like to demonstrate that and walk right off set. >> okay. and in -- thank you, ryan. -week-o 9--week-old baby has been a viral star. mom angie says she was watching her two older daughters feed the animals when a stranger said to her, um, ma'am, there's a lemur on your baby. apparently the lemur was quite taken with the little baby's toys. don't that remind you of "seinfeld." "a dingo ate your baby." >> that's "seinfeld"? >> yes. oh, gosh. we'll have a crash course. today is national etch a sketch
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day, the so-called magic screen has been around for 54 years with more than 100 million sold. brian lee madden -- is that madden or madden -- he's been working away etch a sketching some portraits. let's take a look 59 his sketch. first we have ryan -- >> wow. >> that's pretty good but one of your eyes is crooked. >> and a broken nose. >> bring that down a nose.>> pu. >> wait. we have bianna's -- bianna? oh. that's pretty good. >> dan. and the one you've all been waiting for. sara haines. and that's a bam. >> oh. we'll be right back. >> that's great. >> that was fun. ♪ we're singin', we're singin' ♪ i found a happy place ♪ a rather happy place
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rooip's jumping jack moves. take a look at them one more time. >> slo-mo. >> slo-mo. >> yeah. >> there you go. >> wow. >> that's how it looks. >> like a little -- see you tomorrow. >> live from the abc 7 broadcast center, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. it is 7:56 a.m. i am kathy park. take a look at some of the stories topping the news in our region -- a prince george's county police officer is suspended without pay pending an administrative hearing. michael brown was arrested and charged with assault with a
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dangerous weapon. he was arrested while off duty. according to the report, he got into an argument with a valet and allegedly pointed a handgun. he is expected to return to court july 23. u.s. park police are looking for a person of interest with a sexual assault. a woman was walking near the georgetown waterfront, when a man approached her and assaulted her, she told police. here is dave zahren with your forecast. a what a week we have had -- lot of storms and a hot day. it will be a hot and humid weekend. storms will be at a minimum. 74 right now. wind out of the south. he's in the air. will lift. fog 89 was the high yesterday.
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that is where we should be. warm and humid today. a stray afternoon shower is possible. tomorrow the threat increases just a little bit, 30%. temperatures in the low-90's monday and tuesday storms could be coming back, but the latter part of the week, cooler weather. >> thank you.
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>> "jack hanna's wild countdown" is sponsored by nationwide insurance. >> hi, everybody, i'm jack hanna, coming to you from my base camp here at the columbus zoo. welcome to "wild countdown." whoa! in my visits to wildlife parks and zoos, i've had the chance to try out all kinds of occupations. i always wanted to be a game warden. over the years, i've become a jack of all trades. i did too do that! >> she did that all on her own. >> she--bull. get along, get along, doggie! today, we'll look back at 6 of my favorite jobs. oh, i'd hate to get charged on my first dayay at work. and don't miss the blooper of the week starring my wife sue. [laughing] it sure is a tough job being me. gi


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